Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target’s mobile carrier into transferring someone’s wireless service to a device they control.” While the FCC...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Legal Services Corp. President Jim Sandman Steps Down After Nine Years

Photo courtesy of Legal Services Corporation. Jim Sandman announced in an e-mail this morning that he will step down as...

Tech Giants

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

Chrome to Drop Tracking Cookies by 2022

On January 14, Google announced that it would be dropping third-party cookies on its platform by 2022. The plan will bring Google...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Lessig Sues NYT for Defamation

On January 13, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint in Massachusetts District Court against The New York Times Company, alleging defamation. Lessig...

Alphabet’s top Lawyer Exits After 18 Years

David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer for Alphabet, announced his departure from the tech giant at the end of this month.  His 18-year stint...

Emerging Tech

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a security token platform. The service was first announced in October when Dinwiddie said he planned...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Legal Services Corp. President Jim Sandman Steps Down After Nine Years

Photo courtesy of Legal Services Corporation. Jim Sandman announced in an e-mail this morning that he will step down as...

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Around Law Street

Airbnb to ban Party Houses After Halloween Shooting

A Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ended in the deaths of five...

Cisco Software and Licenses are Pirated by Same Company Under Different Names

On November 14 plaintiff Cisco Systems, Inc. filed a complaint against defendants Shoc Networks, LLC (Cisco Systems, Inc and Cisco Technology Inc. v. Shoc Networks,...

Uber Loses its Driver’s License in London

On November 25, Uber lost its license in London to carry paying passengers; this is the second time this has occurred in about two...

Documentary Filmmakers Sue State Dept. for Social Media Registration Requirement

On December 5, plaintiffs DOC Society and International Documentary Association (IDA) filed a complaint against defendants Michael R. Pompeo and Chad F....

Apple Moves for Dismissal in Stock Price Suit

On December 16, Apple filed a motion to dismiss an ongoing securities lawsuit. The class action suit (City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v....

New Legislation Polices Spread of Cyber Tools Abroad

Recent legislation will mandate that the State Department disclose “how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad.” The legislation resulted from...

A Legal Game of Catch between Samsung and IXI

On October 18 Samsung filed a complaint for declaratory judgment for res judicata against defendants IXI (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. And Samsung Electronics America,...

Alphabet’s Smart City Plans Move Forward in Toronto Despite Controversies

Sidewalk Labs is collaborating with Waterfront Toronto, a publicly funded organization in the Canadian city, to create a proposal for a smart neighborhood in...

Apple Must Face Keyboard Suit

On December 2, Apple moved to dismiss an ongoing suit pertaining to the design of its keyboards (In Re: MacBook Keyboard Litigation...

Intellectual Property

IBM Joins Anti-Troll LOT Network

On January 14, IBM announced it was joining the LOT Network, a non-profit group of companies creating protective measures for its members against patent assertion...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Apple TV+ sued for Copyright Infringement for Series

A copyright infringement complaint has been filed against Apple, producer M. Night Shyamalan, and other individuals and corporations for the Apple TV+ series Servant. The...

Policy

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Cybersecurity

DoJ, Apple Encryption Backdoor Battle Renewed

A renewed skirmish over iPhone encryption is heating up between Apple and the Department of Justice this week. On Monday...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive...